Dakar Rally 2019: CS Santosh Exits Dakar After Nasty Crash In Stage 5; TVS’ Lorenzo Santolino Finishes third

Stage 5 of the 2019 Dakar Rally has turned out to be one of many hardest but with a number of crashes within the second leg of the marathon run. In a giant disappointment, Hero MotoSports rider CS Santosh had a nasty crash in Stage 5 and has exited from the Dakar Rally. The incident occurred between waypoints four and 5, and needed to be airlifted to the hospital in Tacna. Luckily, the rider is steady now and can quickly be shifted again residence. This was Santosh's fifth try at Dakar, and possibly his greatest efficiency but, having accomplished all of the rallies up to now. The marathon stage claimed extra casualties alongside the way in which as different Hero riders Oriol Mena and Joaquim Rodrigues reported a number of crashes however survived the day to proceed tomorrow. Oriol Mena and Joaquim Rodrigues reported a number of crashes however survived the day to proceed tomorrow Oriol Mena continued to be the quickest rider at Hero however survived a number of crashes as nicely. A nasty one noticed the rider lose his bearings briefly however he recovered to finish the stage in 16th place and 12th general. Issues have been fairly worse for teammate JRod who damage his shoulder after hitting towards a rock however managed to get again up and cross the end line in 18th place. This considerably strikes the rider up within the general standings in 28th place. Stage 5 was the second leg of the marathon stage which noticed the riders obtain no assist in a single day from the groups. This meant that the riders not solely needed to full the 1350 km stage but in addition make sure that the bikes have been in competing circumstances in a single day. The stage was additionally significantly difficult owing to fog that resulted in poor visibility circumstances, other than the sand dunes, rock and fesh fesh. Sherco TVS Rally Crew had an identical day however with fortunately no exits reported The boys at Sherco TVS Rally Crew had an identical day however with fortunately no exits reported. Rookie rider Lorenzo Santolino had an unimaginable day and completed Stage 5 in third place, his greatest ever end result but, +4min off the race chief KTM's Sam Sunderland. The unimaginable day has helped the rider transfer as much as 11th within the normal classification and is nearer than ever to complete within the prime 10 rankings. Lorenzo Santolino had an unimaginable day and completed Stage 5 in third place Talking on the finish of improbable day, Lorenzo Santolino mentioned, "I started the race with the target to stay with the quickest riders and all the things started to fall in place by itself. I accomplished the stage in a really aggressive timing and this has given me immense confidence to push myself and my bike to take care of momentum for the remainder of the rally. I'm grateful to my crew for having given me such a superb bike. I'm joyful to have the ability to use the learnings from the crew on a regular basis." Teammate Adrien Metge completed Stage 5 in 24th place and is at present 16th in general standings. Adrien may've had a greater run had it not been for a crash on the final waypoint that value him time. Michael Metge completed 29th on the of the end line and sits 24th within the normal classification. Michael too had a tough time tackling mud and fesh fesh. The one Indian rider left, Aravind KP has managed a gradual run until now and accomplished the stage regardless of a minor crash. The rider accomplished the day in 53rd place and jumped 10 standings ending 54th general. Adrien Metge completed Stage 5 in 24th place and is at present 16th in general standings Talking about his efficiency, Aravind KP mentioned, "I'm delighted to succeed in the midway mark of Dakar 2019, however I must maintain the momentum going as there's a lengthy method to go to the end line. This stage was the hardest however having cleared it, i really feel extra assured to tackle the second half of Dakar 2019 and make my crew proud." Tomorrow shall be a relaxation day for the groups and the riders at Dakar 2019 earlier than Stage 6 that begins on January 13. The sixth stage of the rally will see the riders journey from Arequipa to San Juan de Marcona.